ART LOVERS: Margaret Metz and Ian Bergman  check out Archibald Prize 2015 winner, Judo House pt 6 by Nigel Milsom.
ART LOVERS: Margaret Metz and Ian Bergman check out Archibald Prize 2015 winner, Judo House pt 6 by Nigel Milsom. Scott Davis

Last chance to see the Archies

IF THE cars lining nearby streets are anything to go by, Tweed Regional Gallery’s Archibald Prize exhibition has been a success.

This weekend is the last chance to catch the prize before it’s packed up and moved onto the next leg of its regional tour.

Tweed Regional Gallery director Susi Muddiman said the six-week exhibition was busy despite the gallery charging for Archibald entrance this time.

“It’s encouraging to see how popular the Archibald is to everybody but also that portraiture as a genre is still very much alive,” she said.

Ms Muddiman predicted about 25,000 people would have visited the gallery in the six weeks up to the exhibition’s final day tomorrow, many of whom came to see the Archibald.

The crowds were a mix of everything from interstate school groups to retirees this week.

Hazel Ruhe from Brunswick Heads said it was a “wonderful chance to see the portraits locally”.

Margaret Metz from South Golden Beach was thrilled the Archibald was on show in the Tweed.

“It’s amazing that it’s here and that we can get to see it,” she said.



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